This was unforgettable trekking :) We spent couple of days in beautiful mountains, among the nature, with great guide Pemba who took care of us and who made us feel save in the moutains. We saw the most beautiful sunries, we were above the clouds and saw beautiful views. All trekking was very well organized, if someone didn't have power to climb, there was always possibility to go by car and Pemba was organizing everything so everybody had chance to see and feel the mountains. The boys who helped us with luggage were very nice and helpful, we really enjoyed their company during the trekking.
I really recommend Ashmita Trek & Tours, definetaly I will come back to them :)
We have just just returned home after doing the amazing 6 day Singalila ridge trek! Wow, what a fantastic experience, we were so lucky with the weather and got to enjoy incredible views of Everest and Kanchengunga. The trek was a lot tougher than I expected but we all survived ok. I have to say the entire Ashmitha team were superb, Mr Binod ( our guide) was a true gentleman and very patient with us, his knowledge of the flora and fauna made the trek more interesting especially for m6 son who has a keen interest in nature. Just want to say thanks to Subash for his attention and responsiveness to all my queries in planning this trip, he was fantastic and I wish him well in the future, his ethos of supporting the families high up in the mountains is commendable. Slainte, Tony an Bridget+family Ireland
We opted for this shorter trek as we were still feeling fragile from Delhi belly but it did not disappoint. The views at every stage were stunning. Best of all were the sunrise views of Kanchenjunga and the Everest rage. Our guide Rupesh was excellent every step of the way. He went out his way to ensure we were comfortable and that Amy was warm (hot water bottles for the cold nights). He’s also a pro at momo making.. The communication from Ashmita has also been great. They answered every question we had and even gave super helpful advice after our trek, helping us make the most of our last few days in Darjeeling. We fully intend to return to this amazing part of the world in the future and will make sure to get in touch with Ashmita again when we do.
Very professional outfit. We felt looked after from the start and the trek was very good value for money compared to other companies.
Our guide Jigmay was incredibly attentive, nothing was too much trouble and he was incredibly knowledgeable on all aspects of local life from culture and religion to politics, flora and fauna. In fact he was so good we wanted to take him with us all over India!
The food in the homestays far surpassed our expectations and the momo lesson was a real highlight in a wonderful trek. We had trekked in Nepal previously but felt that the panoramas we had were equal to anything we’d seen on the Annapurna
I took the 9 day Darjeeling and Sandakphu trekking package. Pick ups were always on time and all the people very friendly and helpful.
The 6 day trek was fantastic. We didn’t have the best weather. But my guide Rajen really made me feel comfortable and he had great knowledge of the villages. As a solo woman traveler he was very respectful of my privacy and space.
I was glad to meet up with other trekkers from other groups along the way, otherwise it would have been a very quiet 6 days.
The only comment I would have is that the Ashmita website says you get a porter. Which is not the case. I didn’t mind, but I did have to change my mindset and repack efficiently into a day pack.
I don’t think it is worth having a “guided tour” day in Darjeeling. It wasn’t really guided. More like having a driver for some of the day. I was dropped off at certain spots where I needed to figure out what do do and research about them myself, while the driver sat in the car. He mentioned a few interesting points while driving. But that was it. Also didn’t do the much of what was mentioned in the itinerary. Not the train or the tea experience (besides being shown a tea plantation and given a taste of tea at Chitrey Bazaar) as mentioned in the itinerary